First Congregational Meeting

First Congregational Meeting

by Leo Schuster

This past Sunday marked a monumental moment in the life of City Church. At our first congregational meeting we voted to become a chartered church. Since our launch as a church plant in August 2015, we have been recognized as a mission church rather than a self-governing congregation.

I was honored to be called formally as City Church’s Lead Pastor. Though I have held the title “Lead Pastor” since our inception, I was technically a church planting pastor. The position and title of our remarkable Community Formation Pastor, Linc Ashby, were not affected by this transition.

Most importantly, we elected ten elders and ten deacons to serve as our first group of officers. Selected out of more than seventy recommendations submitted by the congregation, each of these candidates attended four weeks of new officer training at City Church and were just examined by members of the Presbytery of Texas, the regional body of our denomination, ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.

I’m thrilled to welcome each of our new elders and deacons into their positions at a special worship service and celebration on June 24 at 5 PM at the House of Blues (we will not have a morning service on this day). It’ll be a great time to thank the Lord for all he has done and turn the page together as we look forward to the next chapter of our dream to bring the beauty of Christ into the broken places of Houston. Make plans to be with us for this unique service and help us toast this moment. It’ll be a great time with food, drinks and live music. All welcome!